Rustic Industrial Wall Decor – An Office Makeover Update

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Come see how I decorated my walls in the office with some rustic industrial wall decor.

Rustic Industrial Wall Decor For The Office || Worthing Court poster.Pin

Things are moving right along with our home office makeover!  If you remember from my original post about the plans for this room, Pookie is the main user, so I’m going for a rustic, farmhouse, slightly industrial, slightly masculine feel in here.

I admit that I’ve struggled a little bit with what to do on the walls, but once I found the perfect pieces for the tight corner beside the desk, the wall to the right of the opening into the foyer just kind of came together.

By the way – think the foyer is a looking a bit forlorn?  It’s up on the makeover list next!

A home office with a globe on the desk, a blue armchair and rustic industrial decor on the wall.Pin

I put this rustic arrangement together using pieces that I’ve been holding onto, just waiting for the right spot.  The clock used to reside on a gallery wall in my breakfast area, before I added open shelves in there.  And I’ve used the cubbies in the past to display Christmas ornaments in.

The wall decor in the home office.Pin


A rustic clock and wooden wall cubby filled with decor items.Pin

I think the two sides of the doorway work well together.  Now the question is whether or not I should look for an architectural piece of some sort to put above the doorway.  What do you think – would that be too much?

There is a small chalkboard with a wooden sliding barn door detail.Pin

I mentioned before that I was concerned about how the makeover of the bookcases in this room was going.  I’m happy to report that I’m putting the finishing touches on them and love what we did!  I’ll be sharing the bookcases soon!

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  1. It is very nice and I would leave the space above the door empty. Thank you for your blog.

  2. Since you asked, yes I think it would be too much to add something above the doorway. It is perfect just as is. In my opinion, adding any more would detract from the interesting pieces already on the wall. I’m anxious to see the bookcases. The gray in the furniture is great.

  3. Looks good! I wouldn’t put anything above the door. What color are your walls? It’s the perfect neutral!

    1. Hi Kelly. The entire interior of our house is painted Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige. And you’re right – it’s the perfect neutral. 😀

  4. I love the clock that you have on the wall. I don’t think that I would put anything above the door. It looks great the way it is.

  5. I agree with everyone and would leave the space above the door alone. Your eye always needs a place to “rest” in a room as they say!

  6. Your ideas are inspiring!

  7. Ditto on all of the comments!

  8. Katherine says:

    I agree with Michelle. You have plenty of interest on that wall. I would leave as is.
    It looks great!

  9. I would add a little something. I love your style and the barn door memo board is awesome!

  10. It seems just right to me right now…I love how balanced it all looks together – and perfect reuse of things you already own. Your office makeover has me thinking about my office a lot. I learned the other day that my printer doesn’t have to be near my desk in order to work. I found a new home for it yesterday and am very happy to no longer have it in the family room. My desk is old and really needs replacing – it has good bones, but it’s from Sauder so I don’t know if I can do a makeover on it. I do think it would look better painted so something worth considering as a temporary solution. Does anyone know if you can successfully paint Sauder furniture?

    1. Hi Jen. We just replaced our printer with a wireless one. Best decision ever – so sick of wires everywhere! Sauder furniture is laminate – right? If so, I know there are tutorials online for painting laminate furniture.

      1. Oh…that’s great to know – thanks Suzy, I’ll check it out. 🙂

  11. I love your new man space. As I was looking at all your progress, the thought struck me that the perfect balance to your space on either side of the door would be a small cabinet with a mini coffee bar on top. Just a thought!
    I converted our desk area in our kitchen to a coffee bar and my hubby LOVES it!

  12. Dolores Haley says:

    I have a warped sense of humor and would put an “EXIT” sign above the door!

  13. Mary Chris says:

    excellent ideas. So reasonably priced for a DIY project. Thanks for showing us not to be afraid.

  14. I agree with Dolores – a vintage “exit” sign would be perfect!!

  15. Love that wall exactly as is. I think it is perfect.

  16. Looking good. Beware of over-thinking it. Agree with Linda

  17. I think it’s perfect just the way it is! Lovely.

  18. I think it looks great the way it is, though the exit sign would be kind of cute!

  19. It looks great the way it is, but if it were me, I would add a little something. Maybe an arrow or something long and thin.